ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sharon (Gigi) Scovil-Lentz 73 years old, born on March 13, 1947 and passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2021.

An amazing and selfless mother, loving wife, doting grandmother, cherished sister and aunt and very treasured friend - to say she will be missed is an understatement.   

We would love for you to share your favorite stories or memories (tab above), tributes, and photos of Sharon for us all to enjoy and remember just how she touched all of our lives in such a special way. 

A celebration of life is planned for Friday, February 5th at 11:00am at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Stillwater, MN. We will also be celebrating the life of Sharon as only she would have it... a party in her honor! We are expecting to have the event in Peoria around the end of June.  As details come together, we will post that information on this website. 

Click HERE for obituary and service information.

Visit the life section to learn more about Sharon. 

Posted by Kristen Bethke on February 2, 2021
Sharon was like a second mom to me and Holli my best friend! We had the BEST times, I was so lucky to road trip with Sharon and Holli to Peoria and meet some of their extended family, trips to the lake and Florida will never be forgotten. I will miss her but she will never be forgotten, her energy, zest for life and awesome spirit will live forever. 

Kristen
Posted by dennis crowell on January 17, 2021
Sharon and I went to high school together, and I have never met a more sassy, sweet, smiling human being. She seemed to always have a great smile and a way to make others smile. She will be missed, but her spirit lives on!
Posted by Sherry Miller on January 17, 2021
Nate and I were so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We are praying for Mike, her family, and the Lentz family.  Gone way too young!
Posted by amy clark on January 13, 2021
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Amy & Kelly
Posted by Anne Linder on January 12, 2021
Gigi was such a joy and she will be missed so much. Her boundless energy and zest for life were so much fun! I truly wish I had met her earlier than I did. Fly free, Gigi and we will see you on the other side. 
Posted by Connie Walker on January 12, 2021
I feel very blessed to have known Sharon & be part of her family. I am so sad at this time, but will be here if Mike or Holli need to talk or just remember all the good times & there were bunches because Sharon was a good time all the time. Will miss you so so much, until we meet again.

Connie

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Posted by Kristen Bethke on February 2, 2021
Sharon was like a second mom to me and Holli my best friend! We had the BEST times, I was so lucky to road trip with Sharon and Holli to Peoria and meet some of their extended family, trips to the lake and Florida will never be forgotten. I will miss her but she will never be forgotten, her energy, zest for life and awesome spirit will live forever. 

Kristen
Posted by dennis crowell on January 17, 2021
Sharon and I went to high school together, and I have never met a more sassy, sweet, smiling human being. She seemed to always have a great smile and a way to make others smile. She will be missed, but her spirit lives on!
Posted by Sherry Miller on January 17, 2021
Nate and I were so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We are praying for Mike, her family, and the Lentz family.  Gone way too young!
her Life
This is not a typical obituary as my momma was far from typical.  She was the brightest spot in the lives of those who loved her.  She had the tiniest body with the biggest heart. 

Sharon was born in Peoria, IL on March 13, 1947 to John (Jack) Scovil and Shirley June (Mason) Hull. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Marty, sister Johnnie and step-father Kenneth Hull.

Sharon grew-up and lived in Peoria until her early 30's.  She graduated from Manual High School in Peoria. In 1972, she gave birth to the love of her life, Holly.  She named her Holly because her birthday was so close to Christmas and almost a new years baby!  Sharon and Holly lived in Peoria for the next 8 years.  

Sharon dreamed of a better life for her and Holly and made one of the bravest decisions she could make - she moved Hopkins, MN.  She knew that was not going to be easy and yet she did it for her "baby girl".  She often worked two jobs to make it.  She also had the support of many life-long friends.  Sharon spent most of Holly's teen years on a mission to embarrass her whether it was singing in ketchup bottles at restaurants, partying at First Avenue, attending motorcycle rallies - on her OWN motorcycle, and dressing far too hip than a "Mom" should. Holly's friends were constantly telling her "you have the coolest Mom"... and eventually Holly truly did know that she really was the coolest Mom!

Sharon did not forget her friends and family in Peoria.  That would not be Sharon - the more friends and family the better, she just added more life long friends and family in MN.  

Sharon found her niche and began a career in the  insurance / benefits industry.   Of course, she excelled and spent 25 years building a career and of course making more life-long friends;  she retired in 2011.  

Maybe you have picked up on a theme - 'life-long friends'.  It was not hard to be Sharon's friend - she was outgoing and loved people.  She was fun to be around and had a true zest for life that was apparent to all who knew her.  

In 1997, her name changed forever to Gigi!  It was even noted on her license plate in FL!  The next love her life entered the picture - Mason James. If ever a grandma could be so proud.  Gigi was always very involved in Mason's life... she loved dancing with him, chasing his "naked butt" around after baths as a toddler and making chocolate cake for him for breakfast whenever he visited he in Florida.

In 2002, Sharon was reunited with long time high school friend, Mike Lentz and the two were bonded in marriage on November 20th, 2004. These two soulmates, united in their hatred of cold weather, were pulled to be near the sea and moved to Largo, FL.  There they spent time with beloved friends, enjoyed countless days together on the beach, and welcomed many visitors with open arms.

In 2006, with practice under her belt and the name Gigi it was only fitting for the next love of her life to enter the picture. Logan Michael.  If ever a grandma could be more proud.  She loved baking with Logan and making him laugh.  Gigi had 2 grandsons that she found in her own special way to love them both so very much. She was their biggest fan in all things.  She always tried to do something special with each of them...lunch dates with Logan, trips to watch Mason play Lacrosse when he was in NC,  taking Logan and buddies to Wisconsin Dells and most recently a trip with them both to a secluded and primitive campsite in Duluth.  :)  Making them both feel special and loved was her utmost priority! She tortured them both by writing them poems and notes in dreaded cursive and Holly would always need to translate for them.

The hatred of the cold weather was no match for the love of her grandchildren and her 'baby girl'.  Gigi had to be closer to them and in 2016, she moved back to MN.  The boys made her a Rosemount Irish Fan - she even found some fashionable Irish gear.  Yes, the boys could get Gigi out on a cold winter night to watch a hockey game :) Gigi and Mike enjoyed being able spend time at the cabin, watch Logan play hockey and lacrosse, visit Mason at school in Eau Claire and helping with lots of projects.

Gigi and Mike headed south again this past winter - this time to split time - winters in FL and summers in WI - yes I said WI.  Why - you guessed it, so Gigi could be close to her boys and baby girl at the Cabin during the summer.   Mike and Gigi got a summer spot in WI very close to the cabin.  

Gigi loved entertaining and was the Queen of Appetizers and all things cream cheese.  She enjoyed crafting just about anything and loved decorating her home.  She treasured her friendships and family and adored spending time with those she loved and cared about. Her vibrant personality was infectious and she had always had a button that said "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Upbeat".  She loved music and loved to dance even more....anywhere. Anytime. 

Gigi passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home on January 5th, in Palmetto, Florida.  

Gigi you will be missed and never forgotten. I hope you are dancing on tables up there Mom.

Sharon is survived by her devoted husband, Mike (Ralph) Lentz.  Loving Daughter and Son-in-Law, Holly and Jim Priebe.  Cherished Sisters: Sally (Scott) Brethour, Tamara Milus, Jill (Rick) Wilcoxson.  Beloved Grandsons: Mason Hille and Logan Priebe.  Dear Nieces & Nephews: Molly Hull, Nicole (Todd) Greenhalgh, Lea (Eddie) Holocker, Aaron (Cristen) Milus, Samantha (Benjamin) Brune, Josh Milus, Kayla Scovil, Alex Molleck, Jackson Molleck and Shane Wilcoxson.  And many, many beloved family and friends....

A Celebration of Life is being planned for this summer in Minnesota as well as Peoria when we hope to be able to all gather together safely to honor and celebrate Sharon. Once details are finalized we will post information on this website.  Until then, we invite you to please share your memories, stories, photos and tributes on this website - it will help us all as we try to fill the emptiness of her passing.

Recent stories

From Debbie Jackson-Lohman

Shared by Holli Priebe on January 17, 2021
Where do I begin? First off..Holli Ann, you are thee best daughter EVER! Well, maybe not as a teenager hee hee. You asked for pictures and memories of your Mother. I have many that are packed away, but this is one which has a memory with it. Shana's wedding. See your Mothers dress? Well...we were having a dance off to see who sat down first. The DJ played all kinds of music and we never sat down. He played an Irish jig and your Mom was kicking up those heels and I look over and the strap on her underdress broke and she was just a dancing and her boob out...Her face was priceless...I won bahahaha. I have so many and can't wait to tell them to you while hugging each other. Love the music..she was always my Janis Joplin! We bowled for the Pow Wow club in the early 70s and always went to hear live music at the Club Alladin after bowling. Well.....as we buzzed, we decided to go up on the stage with this band from out of town. Sharon sang and I grabbed the extra saxaphone that was sitting there. Every time the real sax player would play, I acted like I was really playing. HILLARIOUS. We go the bathroom and and all the girls were saying...damn, you guys are so good. LOL. Love the pics ypu chose. One was when she was in my wedding (and you were my flower girl..because you could spell phlegm before going to school lol) and the other one is when we were on Main St for lunch when we worked for NEU OR in Chicago when a friend (Louie?) got a new Vega 4 cyl and was bragging on the gas mileage. So we said Let us take you home (drunk lol). So your Mom, Katy Didiuk, and I decided to go see Sheila Nelson in Sarasota, Florida and go to Disney World. We were WILD. All my deepest sympathy and prayers for PEACE for you, Jim, my Mason jar, Logan pool, and of course my Brother from another Mother...Ralph Michael Lentz.

My Queen!

Shared by Linda Sweeney on January 13, 2021
I met Sharon in 1981 when she met and married my friend, Michael Sieden. She brought together a large group of women friends on multiple occasions for “Girls night out” at her place. We were dubbed by one of the husbands as the “Sluts from Hell” and Sharon was named our Queen! My favorite memories include travels with Sharon. She told me one of her favorite things about me is that she got to travel to places that she otherwise wouldn’t see. I have a summer place near Boston, I have moved from Minnesota to Phoenix to Santa Fe and Sharon has visited each place and I visited her in Florida. Attached is a picture from our trip in my RV to the Grand Canyon.I miss Sharon more than I can say. 

From Logan....

Shared by Holli Priebe on January 11, 2021
One of my favorite things to do with Gigi is when she would pick me up for school and get lunch of my choice we she would let me pick every time, no matter how much she didn’t like the place that we would go, mostly chick-fillet or chipotle. She would always eat it. After she would take the long way back to school so I got to miss a little bit more of class. Love you Gigi.